The Mt. Douglas Rams will likely not have starting quarterback Gideone Kremler under centre when the 2017 season kicks off in September. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Mt. Douglas Rams: Varsity Letters’ No. 4 in 2017 high school football preseason AAA ranks

Welcome back to the countdown! Last we introduced Varsity Letters’ Big 5 Triple A preseason countdown by starting off with the No. 5 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers of Surrey.

Lord Tweedsmuir's Quinn Folick runs hard against the Terry Fox Ravens in Fraser Valley AAA tier 2 placing contest on Thursday. (Photo courtesy Lord Tweedsmuir athletics)
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05.21.17 edition: Varsity Letters’ B.C. high school rugby report-Saints, Cavs are NZ Shield winners

 Welcome to Varsity Letter’s B.C. high school rugby report. Provincial tournament playdowns are now complete with the big dance set to begin May 31 in Abbotsford.

Elgin Park's Claire Eccles, a UBC softball player, will pitch for the Victoria HarbourCats' men's baseball team this summer. (Photo -- Baseball Canada)
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UBC softball’s Claire Eccles set to pitch against the guys, HarbourCats sign southpaw knuckler

Claire Eccles throws a pitch that makes batters buckle at the knees. On Tuesday, one of those rare days when your passions and your dreams come together in historic fashion, Eccles could be excused for feeling a little wobbly herself at times.

Lord Tweedsmuir's rising Grade 11 running back Braeden Hutchinson one of a number of talented members of the BC AAA JV champs top bolster the No. 5 Panthers roster in September. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Lord Tweedy Panthers: Varsity Letters’ No. 5 in 2017 high school football preseason AAA ranks

(We’re starting our countdown to the 2017 B.C. high school football season a little earlier than usual. Once a week, for the next five weeks, Varsity Letters will count down our Pre-Preseason Big 5 AAA teams. This week, we begin with No. 5, Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers)

North Vancouver's Carson Graham Eagles topped Vancouver's Lord Byng Grey Ghosts in Lower Mainland Triple A quarterfinal play on Thursday at Seycove. (Photo -- Blair Shier for www.blair.photo)
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05.14.17 edition: Varsity Letters’ B.C High School Rugby Report

Welcome to another edition of Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Rugby Report. This week we cover playoff action from the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island.

Crohn's Disease claimed Harlan Dohm's large intestine but not his heart or his will to return to the UBC rowing team. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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UBC rower Harlan Dohm: Tenacity on water mirrors brave battle with Crohn’s Disease

VANCOUVER — Maybe Harlan Dohm came to hold an oar for a reason.After all, what kind of logic leads anyone diagnosed with the Crohn’s, that painful chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract, to almost immediately take up a sport as physically and mentally demanding as rowing?

Simon Fraser's rising senior captain Adam Jones typifies the athletic-academic duality which has become the team's culture. (Ron Hole/SFU athletics)
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SFU Clan men’s soccer: Grades and on-field greatness find a perfect storm

BURNABY — Adam Jones spent this past season showing every school in the NCAA’s Div. 2 West Region, why he was its top men’s soccer talent.Yet over an off-season in which the rising senior midfielder is preparing to assume the captaincy of the Simon Fraser Clan, it’s been his level of pro-active concern for his […]